Coastal Area

Do you know that coastal phytoplankton is able to adapt to iron limitation?

Oceanographers have long understood that phytoplankton in the open ocean tend to have lower iron (Fe) requirements and/or more strategies for obtaining Fe from the environment. Adding a new twist to the established paradigm, Mackey and co-workers (2015, see reference below) show that coastal Synechococcus from the New England shelf is capable of dynamic, multitiered […]

Oct / 01 / 2015